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olympics national championship here at morgan state university. even though they are under 18, this competition has some high potential. 25% of the track team and 42% of the women's team participated in junior olympics when they were younger. >> i am so proud of them. whether they place or what ever, the fact they have a goal when they reached it is fantastic. >> there are young athletes visiting from as far away as california. a lot of them are staying on campus this week for the junior olympics. i spoke to officials and they said every year they rotate to different schools in the country. sheldon dutes, wbal tv 11 news. >> exciting times. it was teat with hillary at the four seasons. it was fabulous. we really enjoyed ourselves with putting combat scones, -- pudding, scones, and tea. they say they are so excited about going to their fourth olympics. >> i am so honored to be hosting tea with hillary. it is a staple in the london so it is nice to bring england to baltimore before we leave. >> if i see the commercials on tv and "today" and "bal" everyone is excited. a lot going
morgan state university have put together a stage for blues performers this weekend. it's both a stage and cafe area made entirely of shipping palettes. the project is particularly exciting, because most of their work never leaves the classroom. once again, artscape kicks off 11:00 this morning and runs through sunday night. it's known as the largest free arts festival in the nation. more than 300,000 people are expected to pour into baltimore for this year's event. >> president barack obama wraps up his two-day campaign swing through florida today, while hit romney will talk to voters in new hampshire. national polls show the candidates in a virtual tie. both camps are engage nag daily war of words. 11 news reporter halley jackson live in our washington bureau with the commitment 2012 report. good morning, halley. >> good morning, manipulatedy. we are taking a look this morning at the accuracy of some of the claims out there, attacks which are valley shaped the tone of this campaign so far. president obama is campaigning in florida, reiterating what's become a familiar attack on his o
's policies, affecting african americans during a forum at morgan state university today. political reporter pat warren reports that this follows mitt romney. >> reporter: republican presidential hopeful mitt romney tells the naacp, that under the obama administration, african americans are worse off now before the president took office. >> the unemployment rate, duration of unemployment, average family income. all worse in the black community. >> reporter: white house senior adviser, valerie jarrett, tells wjz, the president has the best interest of all americans at heart. >> when the president took office, we were losing 4 million jobs just in the last six months of the prior administration. we lost another 4 million jobs before any of the president's policies could take hold. so certainly we are working our way out of this incredible mess. >> reporter: the june labor reports cites the unemployment rate for african americans at 14.4%. compared to 8.2% of whites. >> we all know that the african american community suffered before this last recession. we have been having tough times for a ver
good about your decisions. >> morgan state university hosted a national white house meeting on issues affecting the african-american and education. it was one of a half-dozen issues on the minds of baltimore residents. >> the white house meeting was held in the morgan state ballroom. the topics graves were from health and housing. >> education absolutely is a critical issue because if we don't pay attention to education, the future of our country is in jeopardy. >> [inaudible] >> valerie jarret, sr. ribeyes, lead a team of the administration officials. >> making college affordable, investing a billion dollars, making sure that we got rid of the bonanza that stallone's could go directly to the people that needed it most. >> that is one more reason why this student showed up at the white house meeting on campus. exelon to hear more on student lands. that is a huge concern for a lot of students right now. >> a concern that is facing students at colleges and universities across the nation. the morgan state president sets on the court house committee. >> president obama has been a to work
of miles away from the london olympics, the junior olympic championships are going on at morgan state university. though, it is fun and games outside. inside the student center, it is serious business. doctors are checking young athletes for heart conditions that can predispose them to certain death when the heart just stops. >> it is comprehensive and yet focused and it covers 80 to 90% of the conditions. >> they will have sudden cardiac arrest. >> reporter: his son died from sudden cardiac arrest. now she is spreading the word about early detection. >> it is the worse thing to lose a child. if he had a screening, he still might be here with us. >> reporter: no risk factors and strictly genetic and often hereditary. and most don't show systems. this boy is getting tested. >> just in case. >> reporter: that's why it helped hundreds to get tested to prevent tragedy. >> it is a minute to do that. >> reporter: if you missed yesterday's screening, you can log on to wjz.com for more information. a massive sinkhole continues to wreak havoc in northeast big. they are still without water and
. >>> better or worse after obama. i'm pat warren at morgan state university. where a white house adviser defends president obama's policies as they relate to african americans. >>> analyzing the evidence. the latest revelations in the controversial killing of trevon controversial killing of trevon martin,,,,,, >>> it is 86 degrees. mostly cloudy. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. we are getting our first look rat the new evidence released in the trayvon martin case. he focuses on george zimmerman and his reasons for following the unarmed teenager that fateful night. >> trevon martin's hoody. and blood stains. another shows fragments from the fatal bullet. also included, transcripts. he said zimmerman followed martin because of his hoody, not skin color. serino said it seemed scripted. but he was not a racist. >> reporter: others agreed. they all told the fbi, zimmerman had no racial prejudices. >> we don't know if he's a racist or not. >> reporter: benjamin crump saturday lawyer for sebrinna fulton, trescron martin's mother. at . >> all we know is he profiled
important. >> a concern facing students at colleges and universities across the nation. morgan state's president sits on a white house committee on the role of historically black colleges. >> president obama has been there to work hand in glove with us, to raise the pell grant to the highest level ever in the history of higher education. we appreciate his leadership with regard to the student loans and keeping those loans from doubling in terms of the interest rate. >> the morgan state president is among those who will agree that more needs to be done to help students start and finish college. >> besides baltimore, the white house has held african-american policy forums in las vegas, cleveland, and jackson, mississippi. >> thank you very much. prince george's county got an unexpected surprise right in the middle of their managers. -- manicures. >> why officers invaded this nail salon. they say it has been a long time coming. >> it isann -- is ann#f#f#f#f#ff >> here's a look at some of our top story this hour. baltimore police say they were serving a warrant for attended murder when o
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